ST PETER’S CATHEDRAL PO Box 749 ARMIDALE 2350 Office open Mon – Fri (9.00 am - 12.30 pm) Our Aim: “To know Christ and to make Him known” Phone: (02) 6772 2269 Fax: (02) 6772 0188 E-mail: [email protected] www.stpetersarmidale.org.au S UNDAY S IGN Sunday, 9th November, 2014 Trinity Sunday 21 / Ordinary Sunday 32 CATHEDRAL SERVICES ‘On the Road with Jesus’ Hebrews 11: 1 – 16 (pg 977 ‒ NRSV) Luke 9: 51 – 62 (pg 843 ‒ NRSV) 9.30 am Cathedral – Combined Parish Service of Holy Communion Preach: Very Reverend Stephen Williams Lead: Reverend Simon Reeve Mark 14: 1 – 14 (pg 719 ‒ NIV) Isaiah 53: 1 – 12 (pg 524 ‒ NIV) 6.00 pm Parish Centre – Informal Gathering – Preach: Les Moreman Lead: Reverend Jonathan Peart SERVICES IN OTHER CENTRES No other services will be held in other centres this Sunday. All are worshiping at the Cathedral at 9.30 am to farewell the Dean, the Very Reverend Stephen Williams and his family, Gillian, John and Tim. ~ Notices & Requests ~ Meetings in November: Property & Maintenance: Monday, 10th November at 4.00 pm in MR1. Finance: Wednesday, 12th November at 5.15 pm in MR1. Parish Council: 18th November at 7.30 pm in MR1. Courthouse Coffee: Monday, 10th November – Sandra Moen, Marly Sinden Monday Manna: ALL Bible Study Leaders to meet on Monday, 24th November from 5.30 – 6.30 pm in MR1. Safe Ministry Training Refresher (for those who need to update ie, did Safe Ministry 3 years ago) Monday 17th Nov 7.00 - 9.30 pm cost $5 Please let the Parish Office know if you will be attending – 6772 2269. Women's Gingerbread House: Please come along to our Women's Gingerbread House Afternoon on Saturday, 22nd November at 2.00 pm. This year it will cost $28 for a kit and money needs to be paid to confirm your place. Please take an invite as this is a great event to bring your friends to, as there will be a short Christmas message. Tickets on sale now – See Alison Reeve 6772 8783. St Peter’s Bellringers Get Active. The Cathedral Bellringers are participating in the Get Active Armidale campaign for November 2014. This is a great opportunity for interested members of the congregation and the community to ‘come and try’ bellringing. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, our Get Active session will run from 5.30 - 7.30 pm on Thursday, 13th November in the Bell Tower. Contact Simon McMillan (Tower Captain) on 6771 1262 to book a place. Finance Report for October 2014: St Peter’s offerings were on Budget for the four months of this financial year. Total receipts were $2,511 less than budget. We recorded an operating deficit YTD of $3,550. Donations for International Student Ministry were $423 less than budget and ISM expenses continue to exceed receipts. Recipe sought: One of our wonderful cooks made a lovely slice for Sunday with pecans on the top. There has been an enquiry from a Parishioner wanting to have the recipe. If you made that slice, could you please contact the Parish Office? YOUTH SURGE, for all school-age youth, will be held on Friday, 28th November at the Dorothy Knox Centre, PLC at 7.00 pm. Contact Rev Simon Reeve or Rev Jonathan Peart for more information. Confirmation Service: The Bishop will preside over a Service of Confirmation, next Sunday, 16th November at 9.30 am for Lyn Ryan, Isaac and Samuel Bioletti. Everyone is invited to this service. Thank you to the anonymous donor who gave money to cover the costs of Kidschurch Christmas presents for 2014. We thank God for the generosity of those in our congregation who obviously care and pray for our children. Men’s Dinner will be held on Wednesday, 19th November at 6.30pm in Parish Centre. Speaker will be Neil Hunt, from St Mark’s Chapel. Please put your name on the sign up sheets if attending. Altar Guild: We would like to thank members of the Altar Guild and all those people who answered our request for help in decorating the Cathedral. It was a beautiful floral display and we received many compliments. Thank you also to the people who brought in flowers. Some of these were made into pretty posies which we sold in the Hall. We hope to do this again next year if flowers are available. Thank you to Barry Philp who grew and gave us the beautiful peony roses which decorated the Altar area. Also to the volunteer who came and polished the brass vases for us, we appreciated your assistance. We are holding a meeting, (short) at 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 th November in Meeting Room 1 to welcome some new volunteers and to organise the roster for next year and also to discuss the Christmas flowers. If you are able to help with laundering the Cathedral linen, polishing brass or arranging flowers do come along or leave your name with Pamela in the Parish Office. We welcome any assistance from the men if they have some spare time. Joan Monty and Ros Townsend Commemorative Public Lecture in Honour of the late Bryan Pape: A public lecture will be presented by Professor George Williams AO, University of New South Wales – ‘Bryan Pape and his Legacy to the Law’. This lecture will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 in LT1 - JP Belshaw Lecture Theatre, EBL - Economics, Business and Law Building, Wing 40 (W040), The Short Run, off Trevenna Road, UNE. For more information, contact Belinda Eastgate on 02 6773 2091. ~ St Mary’s News ~ Thank you everyone who contributed so generously last Sunday to the collection of food items for the Uniting Church. The next collection of food items will be on Sunday, 7th December, for the St Vincent de Paul Society and its outreach to needy people. And a very big ‘thank you’ to Rose Parkes and all who helped ensure that St Mary’s grounds were attractive and welcoming to all visitors during the St Peter’s Garden Weekend. The flower arrangements in the Church and Hall were lovely and the various displays interesting. A very big ‘thank you’ to Jan Clark, too, for her displays of beautiful work in the Church. They were very special. Next Sunday, 16th November, after the 8.00 am service, a plaque on a brick plinth beside a tree planted in memory of Trish Johnstone will be ‘unveiled’ by the Rev Jim Caley. Morning tea will be served in the Hall afterwards. St Mary’s Summer Taizé Service will be held at 5.00 pm on Advent Sunday, 30th November. All welcome. The Australian Anglican Church Calendar is now available and on sale at St Mary’s ($12). Please ring Gwenda Shannon on 6772 6437 if you would like one put aside for you. The calendars are attractive and very informative. Here is advance notice that on Sunday, 23rd November, (Christ the King) there will be a short service of dedication during the 8.00 am Service for all involved in various ministries at St Mary’s. Light refreshments will be served afterwards to mark the end of the present Church Year and to welcome in the new Church Year. ~ Mission News ~ ABM Christmas cards are now available at the Parish Office (week mornings only) and at St Mary’s on Sunday mornings. There are two designs in packets of ten and they sell for $10 per packet. ~ Summary of Important Events ~ (please put them in your diary and pray for them) Sunday, 9th November 9.30 am: The Dean’s Last Service & Farewell Lunch. Sunday, 16th November 9.30 am: Confirmation Service. Saturday, 22nd November 2.00 pm: Women’s Gingerbread House. Monday, 24th November 5.30 – 6.30 pm: All Bible Study Leaders to meet in MR1 th Sunday, 30 November 9.30 am: HMAS Armidale Service ~ Prayers ~ “Let our prayer come before you, O Lord, incline your ear to our cry.” (Psalm 88: 2) THE THIRTY-SECOND ORDINARY SUNDAY Almighty and merciful God, of your bountiful goodness keep us from everything that may hurt us, that we may be ready in body and soul cheerfully to accomplish whatever you want us to do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Give thanks to God for Stephen and Gillian’s ministry over the last 13 years and pray for continued guidance in their future season of ministry; Pray for Clive O’Connor & Rosie Pullar’s marriage on 15 th November in St Peters; Thank God for the beauty of the season and pray for drought-breaking rain; Pray for the Confirmees leading up to the Confirmation Service next week; Give thanks for a wonderful Garden Tour Weekend and the hardworking Garden Tour Committee who did such a great job; Pray for God to relieve the financial difficulties faced by University students; Pray for those people who are suffering from threats to their well-being, freedom and health, especially in the Middle East, West Africa and Hong Kong. Pray for members and friends of our parish serving God elsewhere: Secure Workers with CMS Malcolm and Charissa Forrest (CMS in Amman) Gillian Law (CMS in Italy) Keith and Mary Lou Doe (CMS preparation to go to Nepal) Chris Campbell (home from SIM in Niger) David and Alisan Greeff (CMS in Namibia) Carissa Hutchinson (India) (www.carissahutchinson.wordpress.com) Glen and Annette Simpkins (Scripture Union in the Northern Territory) Nick and Caroline Stone (in training at SMBC) Brent and Elizabeth Weightman (Bingara) Peter Curtis (Chaplain, Gunnedah High School) Tim and Sophie Pullar (home from OM in Paris) Please pray for those who are ill and those who care for them: Kylie Alcorn Lola Baker Betty Chiswell Helen Dangar Dick Franklin Joyce Gow Allan Hatte Enid Isaacs Annie Lamble Rick Lewers Raphael Martin Ann Munday John Sinden Creena Waters Stan Williams Please pray for those who are grieving, remembering especially the family and friends of: Don Roberts Katie Mitchell Lola Taylor Cal Birtles Kevin Creagan Jean Stewart Priscilla Mamer’s brother Jean Peatfield Mona Ward Allan Edmunds Reynold Mullen Ann Lemcke Bruce Goldsmith Neil Lomas Peter Chiswell Betty Jenkins Barbara (Babs) Field Bryan Pape Karen Bannon Dal Fayle June Jackson Edgar Bradley (It is our custom to keep names in this section for a year following their deaths, unless otherwise requested by family members.) SERVICES NEXT WEEK Wed 12th 10.00 am – Cathedral – Holy Communion & Prayers for the Sick – Rev S Reeve Sun 16th Nov Trinity 22/OS 33 (G) – ‘From Behind Closed Doors: The Hour Has Come’ 7.30 am – Cathedral – Holy Communion – Bishop R Lewers 8.00 am – St Mary’s, WA – Holy Communion – Rev J Caley 9.30 am – Cathedral – Confirmation – Bishop R Lewers 6.00 pm – Parish Centre – Holy Communion – Bishop R Lewers BIBLE READINGS for the Cathedral – Sunday, 16th November, 2014. Morning Services: 7.30 am TBA B Seppelt John 13 P Hutchinson 9.30 am Rev C Ainsworth I O’Sullivan Evening Service: 6.00 pm J Tananki M Hatte Grounds Roster for w/e 15th November: P Aggs, B Elwin, K Birkett, T Marjoram. All notices for the SUNDAY SIGN (in writing or via e-mail) to be in the Parish Office no later than 12.30 pm, Tuesday. Thank you.
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